Nanda Devi East Base Camp

nanda devi trekking tour

Nanda Devi is a peak well known for the significant difficulty it posed on the peak climbers when it was still allowed to have a climbing expedition. Still, this does not stop adventure trekkers to see the group of glaciers that the peak serves as host. Their size is intimidating, yet a divine challenge seems inviting enough to take an expedition to the site and witness the majesty of Nature.

Nanda Devi North and South (length- 19 Km each) glaciers are two most famous of all, but there are others like Trishul, Bartoli, Kururntoli, Ramani, etc. These all are part of Nature’s strategy to keep the water supply of the region as best as possible in the form of streams and waterfalls originating from these glaciers only. The waters from them make Rishi Ganga which then takes the form of Dhauli Ganga at a place called Raini by keep flowing along the line.

The picturesque ambience is reached by taking to Malari Road for Joshimath, the path full of kaleidoscopic views of flowing river, greenery of forests, etc. one hardly knows when Lata arrives, which then takes to the trekking trip.


Day 1   Delhi - Kathgodam (By AC Train)
In the evening catch AC Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi railway station at 2245 hrs and reach Kathgodam early next morning at 0600 hrs. Overnight journey.

Day 2  Kathgodam - Almora – Munsyari
Upon arrival at Kathgodam drive to Munsyari via Almora. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3   Munsyari - Lilam
In the morning we will start our day 1 trek to Lilam via darkot. From Darkot the trek is descent to the Gori Ganga and continues descending until to the River at Jimighat. From here trek upward to Lilam. On arrival setup camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4  Lilam – Bugdiar
In the morning we will trek up to Bugdiar. Enroute we will cross the thick forest of Utees and other trees. After a upward trek we will reach Bugdiar. Here we can see Shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats are a common sight at the meadows of Bugdiar. On arrival set up campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 5   Bugdiar– Martoli
We continue trekking along the Gori Ganga through series of narrow gorges. This beautiful trail passes through gorges and meadows leading to Railkot. The trek continues to the village Martoli situated at the edge of Lwan Gad Valley. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6  Martoli – Milam
We descend to a bridge over the Lwan Gad and continuing further we cross the bridge over the Gori Ganga. The trail goes on to the left bank and a short climb brings us to Burphu Village (3350 M). The valley opens up here and one get a spectacular view of several peaks. Trekking further we will reach the village Milam. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7   Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam
After breakfast trek towards the Milam Glacier. On arrival explore the glacier; one can view the magnificent peaks of Rishi Parvat (6692 M), Hardeol (7151 M) and Trishuli I (7074 M). Later trek back to Milam for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8  Milam
The day is relax/exploration. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 9   Milam – Lwani
After breakfast trek down to Lwani. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10  Lwani – Nanda Devi East Base Camp
In the morning we will start our trek to base of Nanda Devi east. The route is full of thrill and we will pass a series of moraine fields and famous meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M)and Naspanpatti (3850 M) in Nanda Devi. Set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11   Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Nanda Devi East
In the morning we will set out a trek for Nanda Devi east. Explore the terrain and return back in the base camp for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 12  Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Martoli
After an early breakfast trek to Martoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 13   Martoli - Bugdiar
In the morning after breakfast trek down to Bugdiar via Railkot. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 14  Bugdiar – Lilam
Trek down to Lilam. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 15   Lilam – Munsyari
This is our last day trek to Munsyari. This is another easy day to reach Munsyari. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 16  Munsyari – Kathgodam
Early in morning drive to Kathgodam to catch Ranikhet Express for Delhi at 2040 hrs. overnight journey.

Day 17   Arrival Delhi
Arrive at Delhi by morning.

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Nanda Devi East Base Camp
  • Duration:16 Night/17Days